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Episode 195: Navigating Adversity and Battling Anxiety with Gerald Fadayomi – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Gerald Fadayomi is transparent about the anxiety that has surrounded his life and the seasons of adversity that ministry leaders face, as well as key concepts for ministry to 18-30-year-olds. He has also shared some of his personal perspectives on the topics of racial injustice and the current tensions that surround racism and the church through his social media platforms. Gerald Fadayomi Connect with Gerald through Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Check out our courses and register now…

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Parenting during a crisis – PastorRonBrooks – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As a parent, this can be a tough time. There is no doubt we are in uncharted territory. As a society we have faced pandemics in the past, but this time it is different.  We don’t have many places to turn for advice, because this kind of event has not happened in our lifetime. How do you parent through a crisis? W are seeing governments across the globe ordering their citizens to stay home. Here in the US, business have…

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Preaching the Gospel ~ Acts 17 Bible Lesson for Kids – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! When people hear the gospel, they can respond in different ways. Use this Acts 17 Bible lesson and discuss how three different cities reacted to Paul’s preaching of the gospel. Scripture Focus: Acts 17 Materials: 3-D solids of a cube and a cone (Use the following patterns to create your own if you need them: CUBE; CONE) Geography: Thessalonica, Berea, Athens Background: Paul is on his Second Missionary Journey with Silas. Paul went to Lystra and invited…

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How to Make the Most of a Virtual Orange Conference – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

We originally had a different vision for this blog post. It was originally written as a resource to church leaders who couldn’t attend the Orange Conference in person. But things have changed since then. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, no one can attend the Orange Conference 2020 in person. In keeping with the trend of social distancing, we’ve shifted the conference to an entirely online format. No, it won’t be quite the same as getting to attend with over 8,000…

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It’s Time to Talk About Race in Children’s Ministry: Resources – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Our webinar may have ended, but the conversation on race and children’s ministry isn’t over. In fact, it’s just beginning! We want you to take the information you’ve just learned and keep exploring, continue talking, and continue connecting. So, we’ve gathered a trove of information here to assist you in your journey. Missed it? Watch the “Time to Talk About Race in Children’s Ministry” Webinar HERE.   Self-Tests These self-tests allow you to better assess your personal blindspots and hidden…

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Get to Know Generation Alpha – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Move over Gen Z, the next generation after you has arrived. They are called Generation Alpha.  At the time of this writing, they represent kids born between 2010 up to 2025.  Presently there are 9,000 Gen Alpha babies born every day.  The oldest are 9 years old and the youngest have yet to be born. They are the first generation entirely born within the 21st century. Gen Alpha is growing up in a variety of living arrangements.  A large percentage…

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Race, reconciliation, disability and the church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law…

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Live Interview: Ministry to Kids with Disabilities with Stephen Grcevich MD from Key Ministry – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The pandemic as an unexpected blessing to the disability community. What should churches learn from this remarkable time in our society. What can Coronavirus teach the church about offering the “least restrictive environment” for children? Dr. Stephen Grcevich serves as President and Founder of Key Ministry, a non-profit organization providing free training, consultation, resources and support to help churches serve families of children with disabilities. Key Ministry promotes meaningful connection between churches and families of kids with disabilities for the…

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Buy One for $5 & Get the Oher Book for Free! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

About the Children’s Department: Buy One for $5 & Get the Oher Book for Free! Page List Buy One for $5 & Get the Oher Book for Free! One of the most important things we need to do as people who serve in Children’s Ministry is equip the grandmas (and grandpas/ parents, too) so they help the children they love learn to talk with God for themselves. Yes, they need to hear their grandparents and parents pray. Yes, they need to…

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How to Raise a Child Who is Generous ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I believe if we can teach children to be generous, then they can experience God’s blessings as they obey Him. I’ll never forget…it was right after an earthquake hit Haiti.  We found out there was a need for children’s shoes for the children in Haiti. We put out a collection box where people could donate shoes for the kids there. One Sunday, I watched as a girl walked up and saw the sign.  She stood there and pondered for a…

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Addressing My Public Sin – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

For many years I accepted my sin and lived with it. But before I begin, this is my story. I am not conveying this on anyone else or making any specific statement except for the Biblical application. See, for many years I have put on weight. I can track for over a decade where I often inquired about how to lose weight and what it was that “flipped the switch” in them to intentionally lose weight. I found no answers…

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THE NO RULES GAME! – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Why did God give us commandments and rules? Was it to spoil our fun? Rather than merely explain it, have your kids experience it! Play the NO RULES GAME! Randomly divide the kids up. Put out a bunch of game stuff. Blow the whistle say “GO!” As the kids start to try and play with the stuff, start awarding points AND penalties and declare a winner and loser. See how the kids respond. They won’t like a game with no…

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Are you willing to let your kids teach you? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

I know that you love your kids and you enjoy teaching them, but are you willing to let your kids teach you? I have been ministering to kids for over thirty years now and without a doubt my favorite memories are those services where the Holy Spirit touched kids in a powerful way. One of my powerful moments was the summer of 1996. I was the guest speaker at a Kids Camp in Fergus Falls, MN. I was sitting behind…

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Episode 193: Children’s Ministry at Sandals Church with Jeremy O’Neill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In this episode, Jeremy O’Neill gives us a quick look into Children’s ministry of Sandals Church, a multisite church in Southern California that is producing a unique and original approach to the in-person and digital experience for kids and families. Jeremy also shares some of the things that are shaping Sandals Kids teams and leadership development. Jeremy O’Neill Connect with Jeremy through Email. Check out our courses and register now at MinistryBoost.org. Notes Sandals Kids at 11 campuses: Use a…

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Orange Conference Live Opening session notes #oc20 – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It’s that time of year again– time for the Orange Conference! Here are my Orance Conference Conference Opening Session notes. This year things are a little different. Covid-19, social distancing, travel limitations and more have changed the look of the conference this year. Instead of an in person event in Atlanta, the entire conference shifted online. With all of the changes, it was very evident the content of the messages has changed as well. Every Generation needs a Revolution is…

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Help Kids Grow their Faith for Healing the Sick in Jesus’ Name – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

One of my favorite things in the whole world is teaching kids to operate in the things of the spirit. It’s teaching them how to go deep in God’s word and understand difficult spiritual concepts. If you listen to me for very long you’ll hear a recurring theme of “Kids cannot live by Bible stories alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God!” What does this mean? It means we need to be teaching our kids…

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Acts 14 – The Persistence of Paul Bible Object Lesson – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Sharing is caring! How should we handle life when hard situations come our way? Use this fun object lesson to teach events from Acts 14 when Paul and Barnabas endured and persisted to share the gospel. Scripture Focus: Acts 14 Materials: paper towel tube (or 2 toilet paper tubes taped together 1 piece of typing paper 2-3 “heavy” books (not encyclopedias, but do not use thin children’s books) tape **Idea for object lesson based on iFindSermons video. See end of…

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Why The Church Can Seriously Be Funny — Orange Leaders – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Editor’s Note: In 2020, the Orange Conference and Seriously Night are going to look very different. That’s because we’re doing an entirely online conference, which means we can’t be in the same room for Seriously Night like usual. But we still aim to do some fun and funny stuff for the 2020 Digital Experience—if only because we need a little humor now more than ever. “It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take…

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Why We Must Start Talking About Race in Our Children’s Ministries – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Here’s why we must start talking about race in children’s ministry. “Can I talk to you?” The volunteer gave me one of those you-need-to-talk-with-your-child looks. In a whisper, she said “Your daughter and another girl wouldn’t let one of the other kids play with them.” Based on the hushed tone of the volunteer, I suspected it was serious. She continued, “I asked them why they wouldn’t let the other girl play with them. They said it was because she had darker skin than they did.” I…

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MOPS’ Unprecedented Ministry During Covid-19 – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

MOPS has led with unprecedented ministry. We’ve all heard it. During the spring of 2020 more than ever. Unprecedented. This word doesn’t roll off the tongue; it’s easy to misspell, and it has nearly as many syllables as required feet for safe social distancing. COVID-19 has proven that, up until now, all previous uses of the word “unprecedented” have been severe exaggerations. Between the stay-at-home orders, quarantine mandates, qualifications for “essential” versus “non-essential,” and face-mask requirements, no one has experienced…

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Simple Crossword Activity Sheets about the Creation Story – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Use these printable crossword puzzle worksheets when teaching about the Days of Creation from Genesis 1. All five activities can be downloaded with the printable PDF link below. Special thanks: This free resource was shared from a reader named Joann Reifel. I am helping local Sunday School teachers by supplying outlines and sometimes substitute teaching at one of our local churches in Sierra Leone (pre COVID).  The children and their teachers are not used to doing crossword puzzles, or any…

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About the Children’s Department: Celebrate Children’s Day – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Next Sunday – June 14th, is Children’s Day . . . yes, it is a real holiday! (If you look it up on Google, it says the USA celebrates Children’s Day on the second Sunday in June – this has been the official date since the 1800’s – I really did not make this holiday up!!!)  My grandsons look forward to celebrating Children’s Day. The boys will choose our menu – it will not surprise me if we have root beer…

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The Power of a Common Vision ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

ESPN recently produced a 10 part documentary about the career of Michael Jordan.  It was very interesting to watch.  One thing was very clear about Micheal and the Bulls.  They were laser focused on winning an NBA championship.  This resulted in the team winning 6 titles.   I am reminded of this quote from Michael Jordan. “Great players win games, great teams win championships.” When you get your team aligned and focused on a common vision, you can dominate.  Let’s look…

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